October 2009 Archives



Saturday, October 31, 20099:15AM
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from William Smith Athletics
Genovese has tutored 94 All-Americans, while seven of her charges have earned the prestigious National Player of the Year Award. She has led the Herons to 16 NCAA Tournament berths, advancing to the national semifinals 11 times and the national championship game five times. William Smith also has two ECAC regional tournament championships to its credit (1985, 2001).
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from US Lacrosse
Jeffrey Long (Irondequoit/Naval Academy ‘77) was a two-time All-American and four-time All-League selectee. At the Naval Academy Long was a three-time All-American (1975, 1976, 1977), and is the school’s career leader in total points (233) and assists (149).

Todd Curry (West Genesee/Syracuse ‘87) was a three-year player for West Genesee High School (Syracuse, N.Y.), three-time New York State lacrosse champion, two-time All-League (1982, 1983) selectee and honored as a high school All-American (1983). He was the MVP in the 1983 North/South High School All-Star Game.
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from the Danbury (CT) News Times
Caron Nejame, president of Danbury High's Gridiron Club, has a son, Anthony, 16, who is a junior who plays football. Both he and his twin, Michael, play lacrosse, too. She said she's impressed with how athletic trainer Emily Renna educated the athletes about concussions, and that Renna got baseline tests of their brain function and is ready to test them before the players return after injuries.
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from
As (Renzie) Lamb spoke of Ed Walsh everyone could see how excited Brown was to know that Lamb and Walsh were friends, but when Lamb handed Brown an orange bag, Brown was touched to learn that Ed Walsh had given Renzie Lamb highlights of Brown’s career at Manhasset and now Lamb was giving them to Brown.
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from Pierce Derkac/Inside Lacrosse
On Tuesday, Jack Dudley, Rocco Romero (he’s still in town), Julian Levine and myself decided to go see Paranormal Activity. To be honest I was not as freaked out as I thought I was going to be, but Dudley for a large portion of the movie turned away from the screen and began to sway back and forth. The ending is pretty crazy and got me pretty good. I do not want to spoil it, but it is an image I would like to erase from my mind.
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from The Oneida Daily Dispatch
Morrisville State College athletes will join the majority of SUNYAC athletes with their new turf stadium slated to be ready for competition starting the fall semester of 2010.
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from Inside Lacrosse
You've seen some things that annoy Quint, now check out some things in lacrosse that he loves.
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from NLL Insider
The New York Titans were one of the league’s best on-field success stories, finding their way to the 2009 championship game in only their third season. With the franchise’s relocation to Orlando, the Titans are now hoping off-field success will follow.
Friday, October 30, 20099:30AM
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from Rhino Lacrosse
What’s the biggest difference you have found between west coast and east coast lacrosse?

"I have been playing back east for about 4 years now, in tournaments, etc. and I would say there is very little difference between east and west coast lacrosse at the high school level, except maybe how polished their stick skills are out east. The biggest transition is from high school to college, where everyone has a bit of a learning curve to make up. Having an equal left and right hand certainly doesn’t hurt, the biggest thing for Oregon players to improve on is not their shooting, it’s their stick skills and their mental game."
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from Binghamton Athletics
Senior defender Griffin McLoughlin, senior midfielder Drew Wichmann (Corcoran) and senior attack Jeff Rurey (Vestal) have been named the Binghamton men's lacrosse team captains for the 2010 season. The trio will lead the Bearcats into their ninth season as an intercollegiate program.
“I am very pleased to announce the results of our fall 2009 captains election. Jeff Rurey, Griffin McLoughlin, and Drew Wichmann have been elected by their teammates and endorsed by our coaching staff as captains for this year," head coach Ed Stephenson said. "All of these young men epitomize what it means to be a BU student athlete."
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from the North Adams Transcript
The NFL Hall of Famer and movie star turned activist was at Williams College on Thursday for a conference with athletes, students and faculty to discuss leadership studies, political science and social issues. Chapin Hall played host to "A Night with a Legend: Jim Brown in His Own Words."
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from LaxPower
Basically, every other hurdle to D1 growth can be overcome if the desire is there to do so. The money can be raised. The currently sponsored sports at the school of your choice can be reassessed for participation rates, benefits, and growth potential as compared to lacrosse. Adjustments to spending and current sports that are sponsored can be made. But there are only four ways that will happen:
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Amonte Hiller first noticed Dowd’s athleticism and stop-and-go ability at Yorktown (N.Y.) High School. Former Northwestern assistant coach Alexis Venechanos went to the same school as Dowd, so Northwestern knew Dowd’s background and had a good relationship with her coaches.
Thursday, October 29, 20099:00AM
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from Cortland Athletics
The defending NCAA Division III champion SUNY Cortland men’s lacrosse team raised more than $2,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York, Inc., during its 2009 fall tournament Oct. 11 at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The tournament featured Springfield College, New York Tech, Ohio Wesleyan and Union College along with the Red Dragons.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
The Finger Lakes Lacrosse Club will be hosting the 2009 Finger Lakes Showcase Sunday, November 1, at the Pottery Athletic Fields in Camillus. This high school boy's recruiting event will feature elite travel/high school teams from throughout the northeast, including Brodie Merrill's Hill Academy from Ontario, and Liam Banks' LB3 teams from Philadelphia. Games begin at 9AM, and continue until 5PM. Each team will play four games.
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from the AP/Syracuse.com
A football player has been charged with slamming a referee in the face with his helmet at the end of an unruly semi-professional game in upstate New York.

Police say 23-year-old running back Leon Woods was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree assault for the attack Saturday on veteran referee Pete McCabe (who is also a Section V lacrosse referee).

The original report from 13-WHAM.
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from NLL Insider
. . . we ask, can faceoffs be any cooler than they already are? What we see in the National Lacrosse League is the two drawmen with their backs to the goal. What if the drawmen had their backs to the side boards? That’s the question we present today.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Although Duke did not cruise through the regular season like it did in a one-loss 2008 season, the Blue Devils peaked in time to win their conference and advance to the national semifinals before losing to eventual champion Syracuse. Now, Duke is once again an experienced squad—and one that seems to have silenced any doubts about whether it belongs among the elite Division I programs.
Wednesday, October 28, 20099:30AM
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from NLL Insider
Reports are pouring out this morning of the passing of Hill Academy student, Evan Frustaglio, the Mississauga North Stars (Bantam AA) player succumbing to what is being describe by national media as H1N1-like (swine flu) symptoms, although until an autopsy is completed, it’s unknown whether there is a direct link to H1N1 and his passing at this point.
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from Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician Blog
On October 26th, 2009, a motion went up in the House of Representatives to congratulate the Syracuse University Lacrosse Team on winning the NCAA Division 1 Men's title. A rather superfluous yet appreciated Motion for sure. These young men busted their asses to perform at the highest level possible in the sport.
360 Representatives voted. 359 Representative voted AYE. 1 Representative voted NO. That representative...Marion Berry.
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from Inside Lacrosse
After following a prodigious upward trajectory in head coach Lars Tiffany’s (LaFayette) first three seasons, 2010 looks to be a crucial year for Brown lacrosse. 2008’s Ivy League Championship may have caught many by surprise, and last season’s NCAA Tournament bid - the program’s first in 12 years - proved the team was not a one-year flash in the pan.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Among the most notable additions is IL’s No. 1 ranked player from 2009, middie John Greeley. Against England, he started and ran with Kimmel and junior Mark Goodrich, showing speed on the wings on face-offs, a propensity to dodge and move the ball and very quick feet when England tried to face-guard him and shut him off.
“John’s up against a lot, being on the cover of your magazine and things like that, but what I think is great about him is he’s a team player first,” Pietramala said, adding that Greeley’s taken to the Hopkins adage that he’s got to play defense before he can play offense.
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from Lax.com
Photos from Hobart and William Smith's Native American Conference titled, 'Lacrosse: The Creator's Game'
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from Inside Lacrosse
Highlights from the first game at Arlotta Stadium between the Iroquois Nationals and Notre Dame.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Fans of Virginia and most likely lacrosse in general remember former Cavaliers midfielder Will Barrow, who passed away by his own hand last year. Teammates of the former Virginia captain are organizing a flag football tournament in his memory, and will be hosting teams of other division I lacrosse players from nearby schools like Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Georgetown and anybody else willing to make the trip, with proceeds going towards a student-run crisis hotline, HELP, at Virginia.
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from the Kitsap Sun (WA)
“This is phenomenal,” said Laura Sachs on Sunday as she watched youth lacrosse teams tussle on the two fields. “We’ve been working for five years in order to build these.” Sachs, who helped lead the Bainbridge Island Youth Soccer Club’s effort to replace the north island park’s sand-and-mud fields with a plastic-and-rubber turf, said the fields will boost the number of games the island’s large soccer and lacrosse clubs can play throughout the year.
Tuesday, October 27, 20098:45AM
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from US Lacrosse
The award is for individuals who, over the years, have consistently contributed to the youth game of lacrosse in support of the US Lacrosse mission and vision and in ways that will have a lasting impact on generations to come. Noel Ebner began his lacrosse career in 1970 when he received his first lacrosse stick from Louis Jacques on the Onondaga reservation. He was a member of the first high school team at West Genesee Senior High School. Ebner’s long history of volunteerism began with the Onondaga Valley Lacrosse Association in 1993, serving as a coach, board member and eventually, president. Ebner was also a board member of the Roy Simmons Sr. Memorial Lacrosse League for Boys and Girls in 2003.
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from LaxAllStars.com
Daniel, along with his brother Matty, were the two biggest lax rats in the Bayswater Lacrosse Club and this love of the game has allowed Daniel to come over to the States and excel as a lacrosse player. For the past two years, Daniel played at Mercer Island HS in Washington state, where he was an All-American, for Coach Ian O’Hearn, who was also down in Perth with me in 2001 after playing at Albany.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Last week professional lacrosse player, John Glynn, hired Matthew Norfolk of Briggs Norfolk LLP as his sports agent. Glynn’s decision to seek representation comes as the sport of lacrosse continues to grow at a phenomenal pace and more and more business opportunities emerge for professional players like John Glynn.
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from Syracuse Athletics
The clinic focused on lacrosse fundamentals like field communication and stick skills. Several members of the Orange’s back-to-back national championship teams, including Bryan Clegg, Chris Daniello, Spenser Parnell, Steve Ianzito, Joel White and Josh Amidon were there to run stations and served as counselors.
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from The Palladium Times
“This year’s inductees represent some of the best athletes in Oswego’s long athletic history,” said Betsy Oberst, executive director of the Oswego Alumni Association.
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from Inside Lacrosse
While fallball is a fairly relaxed and informal time of the year, the inability to see players during practice and scrimmages makes it hard to gauge what they’re capable of doing. With that in mind, we want to know who you think has the potential to make the biggest difference on their team after sitting out all or part of the fall. In other words, whose return to the lineup carries the most weight?
Monday, October 26, 200910:00AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
“We’ve got an awful lot of returners back on offense from last year, but they’re just not gelling right now,” coach Dan Sheehan said. “We didn’t score as many goals as we would have liked throughout the fall season but the good thing is that we don’t have a game until February 28th so we have some time.”
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from the Boston Globe
For two years, Lee has recommended a novel treatment, in which children and adolescents who suffer concussions hole up in a darkened room for at least one or two days after the injury. For this time, children are to avoid almost all activities -- including not just sports, but also reading, schoolwork and even playing video games or working on a computer. These activities are slowly reintroduced if and when the child starts to recover.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks John Grant left Australia with some extra luggage: two wins and an MVP award. “We didn’t want to lose the game,” said Grant. “We knew we had a bit of a jump from last night, but we wanted to win both and send those West boys home disappointed. We did what we needed to do tonight.”
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from East Aurora Advertiser
The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame is donating a total of $5,000 to four local youth groups, including the Elma, Marilla & Wales Lacrosse Association, as part of its Amateur Sports Development Fund. The money donated will help the groups with equipment purchases and coaching assistance.
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from The Rutland Herald
“We’re starting to incorporate strategy, looking at other sports,” he said. “We took a lot of positioning from lacrosse and rugby.” Several spectators said, like Ortuno, that they enjoyed watching the game more than they expected. They also said it was rougher than they thought it would be. Injuries stopped play for several minutes in at least four matches, and medics carried at least two players off the field on stretchers.
Sunday, October 25, 20098:45AM
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from NLL.com
If there were any doubts over the players commitment to win the LeasePlan National Lacrosse League All-Star Series, they were quashed in the second game at Hisense Arena tonight, with a series a bit hits and fights highlighting a one point win for the East over the West, 20-19.
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from Inside Lacrosse
After leading for the first three quarters, the University of Denver men’s lacrosse team gave up three fourth quarter goals to the Denver Outlaws, losing the inaugural Colorado Lacrosse Showcase 15-13 on Saturday afternoon at the Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Beautiful Denver October weather - 60-degrees and a slight breeze. The fans are still filing in, and in all likelihood, especially with the nice weather, it should be a packed house!
Saturday, October 24, 20099:15AM
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from Hobart Athletics
The Hobart lacrosse wrapped up its fall schedule and kicked off Hobart and William Smith's Native American Conference titled, "Lacrosse: The Creator's Game" with an exhibition game against the Iroquois National Team. The Statesmen got off to a fast start, outscoring their guests 6-1 in the first quarter. Hobart stretched its advantage to 9-3 midway through the second frame, but the Iroquois tightened up their defense and ratcheted up their offense for a 20-12 win.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks Shawn Evans, Gary Gait and John Grant helped the East All-Stars defeated the West All-Stars, 24-16, at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia. The Rochester trio will complete the two-game LeasePlan NLL All Star Series on Saturday, October 24th at 7:00 p.m. Melbourne time/4:00 a.m. Eastern time.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Quint goes through and corrects several popular myths in the lacrosse world.
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from Canisius Athletics
Four former and current Canisius College men's lacrosse players have been named to the defending world champion Team Canada's roster for the 2010 Men's Lacrosse World Championship. Canisius graduates Angus Dineley, Kevin Ross and Matt Vinc plus current Griff Adam Jones were all named to the Team Canada roster.
Friday, October 23, 20099:30AM
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from Hobart Athletics
Two current Hobart lacrosse players and one former Statesman are on the short lists to compete in the 2010 FIL World Lacrosse Championships. Junior goalie Evan Kirk is on the 30-man roster for Team Canada, while junior attackman Mike White and attackman Tyler Hill '09 are among 40 players on the Iroquois National Team roster.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks Shawn Evans, Gary Gait and John Grant will make their longest commute of the season this October as they travel to Melbourne, Australia for the first ever NLL All-Star Series. The Rochester trio will play in the two-game series from Friday, October 23rd to Saturday, October 24th at Hisense Arena. The games start at 7:00 p.m. Melbourne time or 4:00 a.m. Eastern time on Friday and Saturday mornings.
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from PRWeb
Forty-five lacrosse organizations in 23 states will receive US Lacrosse Equipment Grants this year. The US Lacrosse Equipment Grant Program, in its eleventh year, is an annual offering of US Lacrosse. Since the inception of the Equipment Grant Program, US Lacrosse has donated equipment to over 300 fledgling lacrosse programs with the retail value of more than $1,650,000.
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from The MAAC
For the first time since 2003 the MAAC will receive direct entry into the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship. From 2004 through 2009, the MAAC champion advanced to an NCAA Play-In Game, where they met another conference's champion. The winner received a spot in the 16-team NCAA Championship.
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from The Root
Just when you thought black people were done breaking athletic barriers, enter Howard University’s women’s lacrosse team.
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from the Westbury Times
Dunn graduated from Hicksville High School and played for SUNY-Cortland from 1977 to 1980. A defenseman, Dunn helped Cortland to three straight SUNYAC championships and three trips to the NCAA Division II tournament, including one appearance in the national championship.
Thursday, October 22, 20099:15AM
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from Ithaca College Athletics
"We are pleased to welcome Meagan as a member of our women's lacrosse staff," said Ken Kutler, Ithaca's director of intercollegiate athletics and recreational sports. " As a former player and graduate assistant at Ithaca, Meagan certainly knows what Bomber women's lacrosse is all about. I am confident that Meagan's expanded role as a full-time coach will be received well by our players and will contribute to the team's success."
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from Vermont Athletics
Senior Ryan Gillette (Lowville), juniors Max Gradinger (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) and Evan O’Brien (Winthrop, Mass.) and sophomore Geoff Worley (Coronado, Calif.) have been named captains for the Vermont men’s lacrosse team. Head coach Ryan Curtis made the announcement today.
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from the Richmond Times-Dispatch
Alex Newsome, a two-way star at Collegiate, has decided to put down the football, pick up his lacrosse stick, and serve his country all at the same time. Despite being an all-state receiver on the football team, Newsome has committed to West Point to play lacrosse.
“I have always wanted to serve my country so playing for West Point is a dream come true,“ Newsome said. On the lacrosse team, Newsome is a midfielder and face-off specialist, and he plans to continue doing both at West Point.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Last season, Albany players were greeted with a copy of the 2008 America East Championship – a heartbreaking loss to UMBC which saw the Great Danes blow a nine-goal lead – when they returned for fall practices. This year, coach Scott Marr took a different approach. “There’s nothing we really held over their heads. We’re tired of looking backward,” he said. “We’re not talking too much about the past anymore.” Instead, Marr and his staff preached hard work and character this fall in an effort to improve chemistry on a team that didn’t quite live up to expectations during an injury-riddled 2009 season.
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from the Providence Journal
As the swine-flu pandemic continues to grow, health agencies around the world are discouraging people from engaging in skin-to-skin contact. Schoolchildren are being told to refrain from shaking hands. The French have been urged to abandon their customary cheek-to-cheek greetings. And beginning this fall sports season, high school athletes in Rhode Island have been advised to cast high-fives to the wayside.
Wednesday, October 21, 200911:45AM
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from the Canadian Lacrosse Association
Coach David Huntly: "I was most impressed by how our professional and college players related to each other. The future is bright for Canadian lacrosse. We have reduced our roster to 30 and will make more decisions over the coming months. We are one step closer to assembling the team that will compete for the 2010 world championship."
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from the Syracuse Post-Standard
In her e-mail Tuesday, (Stephanie C. Reynolds, the school’s associate vice president for the Division of Student Services) credited McKenney for his 11 years of service to OCC. She noted that the athletics program has grown from six to 11 intercollegiate teams under his guidance and that the intramurals program has grown, as well. “We have enjoyed and taken pride in multiple national championships and entered into postseason regional play in the majority of our sports,” Reynolds wrote.
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from Inside Lacrosse
I received this email last night from Matt Alexander, former West Genesee and Syracuse University lacrosse player who is part of a group trying to name the West Genesee High School lacrosse stadium after legendary coach Mike Messere: "The policy committee of the West Genesee School Board met on Tuesday evening to discuss the proposed draft regarding the naming of facilities after individuals. What was decided by the committee was that 'buildings and areas in the West Genesee School District may only be named for individuals under exceptional circumstances.'
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from Syracuse Athletics
Seniors Jackie DePetris and Lindsay Rogers and junior Liz Hogan will serve as team captains for the 2010 Syracuse women’s lacrosse squad head coach Gary Gait announced on Monday, Oct. 19. Rogers is a captain for the second consecutive season, while DePetris and Hogan will serve in the role for the first time. The trio was elected in a vote by their teammates.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Seniors Jackie DePetris and Lindsay Rogers and junior Liz Hogan will serve as team captains for the 2010 Syracuse women’s lacrosse squad head coach Gary Gait announced on Monday, Oct. 19. Rogers is a captain for the second consecutive season, while DePetris and Hogan will serve in the role for the first time. The trio was elected in a vote by their teammates.
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from Williams College Athletics
Jim Brown, considered by many to be the greatest running back in the history of the NFL, while starring for the Cleveland Browns, will be at Williams College on October 29th to meet with students and coaches and to speak the public. Before the speech, he will meet with the football and men's lacrosse teams and will hold an informal Q&A with students in leadership studies and political science to discuss social issues addressed by his Amer-I-Can Program.
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from LaxLessons.com
“I chose Colgate because it’s a very good school academically and has a very competitive D-I program,” Katchis said. “I also chose Colgate because (head) Coach (Jim) Nagle is a great guy and I could see myself playing for him.”
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from Inside Lacrosse
Oren Lyons explains the history of the sport of lacrosse and what it means to the Iroquois nation. (7:17)
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from Lacrosse Magazines
Lou Holtz, coach, author and ESPN analyst, will be the keynote speaker for the 2010 US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion. The convention will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center, January 15-17, 2010. The annual convention is the largest educational and networking opportunity for lacrosse coaches and officials in the world. Coach Holtz will address the 2010 US Lacrosse National Convention on Friday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 20, 20099:15AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
One area Voelker feels pretty certain about is depth at defensive midfield, where sophomore Brian Teuber has done a good job and solidified a spot in the rotation, red-shirt freshman Dana Wilber (Penn Yan) might be in the rotation, as might senior long pole Bo Issleib, who received plenty of playing time last year. With (Mark) Manos returning, goalkeeping is another strong area that has depth, as senior Andrew Lamb (B'ville/OCC) and red-shirt freshman Matt Miller back up Manos.
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from Syracuse Athletics
The two-time defending NCAA champion Orange men’s lacrosse team will be part of sports history on Saturday, April 10, 2010. Syracuse will face off against Princeton as part of the Konica Minolta Big City Classic, a lacrosse tripleheader that is the first scheduled public event at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. “It’s going to be an exciting day that’s for sure,” SU head coach John Desko said. “To play a team the caliber of Princeton in a brand new, state-of-the-art NFL venue is great for the sport and it’s a real treat for our players and fans.”
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from Air Force Athletics
"We are excited about Coach Acee's return to the sidelines," said Seremet. "He has been a great mentor to me and he will continue to be an outstanding resource to the Academy and this program. His years of experience and extensive knowledge of the game will be invaluable as we transition into our new conference this season." Prior to his arrival at the Academy, Acee, a 1963 graduate of Cortland State, spent 30 years as the lacrosse coach at SUNY-Farmingdale, leading the Rams to three NJCAA championships and 25 Final Fours. Acee was also named the NJCAA Coach of the Year on four occasions (1977, 1981, 1987 and 1997).
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from LaxPower
Luke Prattico (Fairport) and Zach Manuel (Elmira Notre Dame) two of four Mercyhurst leaders.
Monday, October 19, 200910:00AM
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The second year of the event will break new ground for the sport as the first event to ever be played at the New Meadowlands Stadium. This state-of-the-art facility will open its gates to lacrosse fans at the Konica Minolta Big City Classic before serving as the new home for the NFL’s Giants and Jets. The Konica Minolta Big City Classic gives New York area sports fans the chance to get an early look at the much anticipated stadium.
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from Chris Goldberg/PhillyLacrosse.com
The dreary weather let up just enough to allow Jackie DePetris and Emily Garrity to enjoy successful homecomings today when Syracuse met North Carolina in a women’s lacrosse Fall Ball game at Radnor High. Syracuse’s DePeris, a senior attack from Archbishop Carroll, saw her Orange rally from an 11-5 deficit and claim a 13-12 victory before a frigid but sizable crowd. UNC’s Garrity, a freshman midfielder from Strath Haven, contributed several assists and appears to have a head start on a starting position for the 2010 season. (with photos)
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Navy alum Mickey Jarboe looked right at home at the Naval Academy’s Rip Miller field, tending the net for Team USA in scrimmages against Maryland, Virginia and his alma mater as a part of national team tryouts. But he wasn’t the only Navy goalie who looked sharp at Sunday's fall play day. Current keepers RJ Wickham (Penn Yan) and Alex Samaniego both shone against tough competition, assuring that Navy’s tradition of strong defense and goaltending should last into the 2010 season.
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from Inside Lacrosse
On Sunday, Alex Smith showed that he is the best option the US has at the X. Against Maryland, he was literally throwing passes out of the back of his stick, directly from the ground, to his wingmen. Chris Eck (Colgate) and John Glynn (Cornell) are not as dominant, but Team USA should keep another capable face-off man on the roster.
Saturday, October 17, 20099:00AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
Brett Bucktooth , Delby Powles and Schindler are manning the attack for Iroquois. Would love to see Schindler, a longtime vet of the Nationals program and former Loyola and NLL star, play alongside blue-chip recruit James Cathers (Corcoran) In case you’re wondering, Jeremy Thompson, Cody Jamieson and Sid Smith aren’t here today; they’ll be part of next week’s scrimmage at Hobart.
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from Princeton Athletics
Florida @ 10:10; Northwestern @ 10:45; UNC @ 12:30; Princeton @ 4PM; Penn @ 4:35.
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from Inside Lacrosse
"This place is beautiful," said Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan about Arlotta Stadium. "I can't imagine that there's a nicer lacrosse facility anywhere. The stands are nice and high and it allows the fans to look down upon the field. The inside is very nice as well. You have place for the players to relax and to study. There is also a nice big locker room. All in all I think they did a very good job."
Friday, October 16, 20094:30PM
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from Lacrosse Magazine
“This is the highest caliber fall tournament there is,” said Syracuse coach Gary Gait. “When you have three of the four final four teams from last year, you can’t get much better than that.”
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from the Finger Lakes Times
“The trustees meet this weekend and hopefully they’ll give us the green light,” said Athletic Director Mike Hanna. “The fundraising is where it should be, and this should be great for students, athletes, fans and recruiting.”
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from Inside Lacrosse
When senior Hilary Bowen (Brighton) tore her ACL last season, coach Kelly Amonte Hiller needed to fill the void left at attack. Amonte Hiller didn’t expect anyone to be able to fill the shoes left by Bowen, the heart and soul of Northwestern’s relentless offense. Nor did Amonte Hiller expect Katrina Dowd (Yorktown) to turn into one of the nation’s most dynamic scorers.
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from The Cornell Daily Sun
This past weekend, senior defender Michael Howe and junior midfielder Jonathan Thomson traveled north of the border to St. Michael’s College School in Toronto, Ontario, to compete for a spot on Team Canada. For both Howe and Thomson, the opportunity to return home was both unexpected and eye-opening. “It definitely was a shock to begin with,” said Howe, an Ontario native. “The 55 best lacrosse players in Canada were there.”
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from American University Athletics
Lauren Schoenberger (Penfield) from Penfield was third on the team with 19 goals and 23 total points in 2009. She appeared in all 16 games, including seven starts. "Lauren was a great leader as a freshmen and this will be a tremendous experience for her this season," remarked American Head Coach Katie Woods.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
Follow the construction from August through October 16th.
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from Army Athletics
"Our schedule starts fast and should do a good job of preparing us as we head into the Patriot League portion of the season," said head coach Joe Alberici, who enters his fifth year on the Army sidelines. "We'll know how we measure up pretty early on with some strong competition and I am eager to see how our guys respond to the challenge."
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from
Defensively, senior LSM Jaren Woeppel (West Genesee) has taken on an increased leadership role with the graduation of Andy Tormey (CBA). He spent part of his summer in Japan with the Navy, at one point spending 12 days on a submarine trip to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Back in the States, he worked on his stick skills playing tons of box lacrosse near his home in Camillus, N.Y. He’s been working hard on the transition game, one of the hallmarks of Navy’s program.
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from Villanova Athletics
After finishing the 2009 season with an 11-6 record and finishing No. 18 in the final Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll and No. 19 in the USILA Division I Coaches Poll, Villanova looks to compete on the national stage as they join the BIG EAST Conference along with Syracuse, Georgetown, Notre Dame, St. John's, Rutgers and Providence College.
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from The Palladium Times
As part of SUNY Oswego’s “Family and Friends Weekend,” the Laker men’s lacrosse team will once again be wearing pink when its concludes its fall ball season this weekend with an intrasquad scrimmage. Previously known as the “Green/Gold Game,” this year the team will conduct its second annual “Green/Gold/Pink Game” as a “Stick it to Cancer” fund-raiser for Coaches vs. Cancer.
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from Inside Lacrosse
It’s a big weekend in South Bend, Indiana. And it goes way beyond the annual titanic clash between the Fighting Irish and USC football teams. The lacrosse program is using this huge weekend to scrimmage the Iroquois National Team and also to debut and dedicate its new lacrosse-only Arlotta Stadium.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Quint lists 6 things in the lacrosse world that annoy him, including jerseys, handshakes & more.
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from The Advertiser-News
Lest anyone be tempted to discount the importance of athletic trainers in a high school, believing that all they do is tape and ice, look at the recent case of a varsity football player at Vernon Township High School who received a blow to his abdomen during a practice.
Thursday, October 15, 20091:15PM
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from the Watertown Daily Times
DeRonda was last season's Times All-North MVP on the strength of a 142-point season that was highlighted by a team-high 79 assists. A ceremony for DeRonda, who has 424 career points, will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the library at Carthage High School.
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from Inside Lacrosse
“No matter what we are doing, you want to play well,” Virginia coach Dom Starsia said of their fall-ball preparations. “As much as anything you are introducing the freshmen to what you are doing, trying to get them acclimated. [We are trying] to determine which are going to help us a little bit.”
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from Hobart and William Smith
Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Office of Intercultural Affairs will host three events as part of a Native American Conference titled, "Lacrosse: The Creator's Game." The first event of the conference is an exhibition lacrosse game between the Iroquois National Team and Hobart Statesmen at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23 on McCooey Field, recalling the shared history between the two communities, which used to play lacrosse on the Quad.
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from NLL Insider
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Dan Dawson added two goals and Joel Dalgarno, Corey Small, Kevin Crowley and Jordan McBride scored one each in the first game. Canada’s other scorers in the second win were Curtis Dickson and Stephen Keogh with two each and Garrett Billings, Gavin Prout, Mark Steenhuis and Matt Brown with one each.
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from PhillyLacrosse.com
The Upper Darby boys’ lacrosse team got a special and unexpected thank you last weekend from its adopted heroes in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army. Four members of the division drove 14 hours from their base in Fort Campbell, Ky., to thank the Royals’ squad for sending over 100 boxes of supplies and goodies to the troops during their recent 15-month deployment in Afghanistan.
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from NLL Insider
It should be noted that this poll is in no way an official petition to the league. We’re just having fun recalling a part of the game’s past, but then again, there still are a few fellas out there rockin’ the wood. You’ll see them in some Can-Am games and it really isn’t uncommon to see them used in games north of the border and on teams coming out of various reservations.
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from OurSportsCentral.com
The Orlando Titans, Florida's first professional lacrosse team, will host the inaugural Lacrossewear Open Tryout Camp for prospective players on Nov. 7-8 at Barber Park in Orlando.
Wednesday, October 14, 20099:45AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
Highlights of back-to-back national champions, Syracuse Orange, from the Navy Fall Classic. (2:43)
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from the Philadelphia Inquirer
It's been more than a year since the Environmental Protection Agency began looking to see if the turf releases such chemicals and might be harmful to children. With turf fields continuing to open at a rate of roughly 800 a year - Camden Catholic's tire-cushioned field opened Oct. 3 - federal officials are under increasing pressure to say whether any risk exists.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Sophomore attackman (and according to all sources, that’s where he’ll play this year) Rob Grimm (Carthage) is out for the fall after having shoulder surgery to repair a damaged labrum. Grimm says he never separated his shoulder, so he won’t have to worry much about lingering issues, but he hurt it playing at Lake Placid and pulled the trigger to get it operated on this fall. He says he’s started rehabbing, should be able to throw by winter and be ready in time for the first game.
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from the Baltimore Sun
The U.S. Men's National Training Team will play four exhibition games against college teams at the Naval Academy on Sunday, US Lacrosse announced. The 40-man roster is divided into two squads, the USA Blue team and the USA White team.
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from Inside Lacrosse
While the traditional East Coast Mecca’s of Maryland and New York are under a miserable blanket of snow and freeze that cracks the toughest polymer heads and frozen lacrosse balls dishearten the toughest of sweatpant clad goaltenders, the top Club Programs and players in the West are battling it out in 75 degree sunshine on 11 fields only a short walk to the beach in front of 75 college coaches.
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from the Chicago Tribune
Lacrosse received a boost Tuesday when the Illinois High School Association's board approved a state series for boys and girls beginning with the 2010-11 season.
Tuesday, October 13, 20099:30AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
Colgate has had a stellar run the past few years in the Patriot League. They look to continue their improvement despite losing the most dynamic player in lacrosse last year, Brandon Corp. If they are going to maintain their momentum it is going to have to be on the back of their midfield play on both sides of the ball. The good news is that their midfield looked exceptional last Sunday.

Le Moyne's (Nick Blumer (CNS), transfer from Hobart) was an absolute beast on the day. A handful of fantastic goals in the UMass game and a pair in the Holy Cross game were eye-catching. It was obvious to all in attendance that this midfielder has a nose for the cage.

Albany is huge. Gargantuan, perhaps. The entire team looks like they have been chiseled out of granite. Their size and speed were on display all day as bodies flew all over the field in front of their net. Aside from UMass, the Danes definitely had the most imposing defense at the tournament.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
The Finger Lakes Lacrosse Club will be hosting the 2009 Finger Lakes Showcase Sunday, November 1, at the Pottery Athletic Fields in Camillus. This high school boy's recruiting event will feature elite travel/high school teams from throughout the northeast, including Brodie Merrill's Hill Academy from Ontario, and Liam Banks' LB3 teams from Philadelphia. Games begin at 9AM, and continue until 5PM. Each team will play four games.
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from SUNY Oswego Athletics
As part of SUNY Oswego’s “Family and Friends Weekend,” the men’s lacrosse team will be wearing pink when they host their annual intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday, October 17 at 3 p.m. Previously known as the “Green/Gold Game,” the team will conduct its second “Green/Gold/Pink Game” as a “Stick it to Cancer” fundraiser for Coaches vs. Cancer.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Photo Zone Gallery of Nike athletes and Tewaaraton winners Max Seibald and Kristen Kjellman.
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from Inside Lacrosse
This Crimson enter the 2009 fall ball campaign with the third ranked recruiting class according to you-know-who. They also have the number three recruit in freshman flex attackman/midfielder Jack Doyle (Gilman). Doyle would be the highest profile Harvard recruit in recent memory were it not for last year’s freshman sensation Jeff Cohen (34g, 7a’s).
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from Lacrosse Magazine
In October's LM, strength and conditioning coach Rashad Devoe provides two speed training circuits that can each be completed in 10 minutes or less. Here's the video.
Monday, October 12, 200910:00AM
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from The Patriot Ledger
For fans of the game, it was a day-long lacrosse feast. On one field, the University of Massachusetts Minutemen were playing Colgate, and with a turn of the head a spectator could watch Holy Cross take on LeMoyne. “It’s not every day that you get to see this caliber of lacrosse around here,” said Chris Weber, the coach of the varsity lacrosse team at Hull High School. “There are kids from around here who are playing.”
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from PhillyLacrosse.com
Few could appreciate the impact of the Third Annual Nick Colleluori Classic held Saturday and Sunday at Ridley more than Tom Gravante (West Genesee). The 15-year Mount St. Mary’s head coach had no trouble motivating his team when it competed with eight other Division I squads in the annual Fall Ball tournament, which benefited the HEADstrong Foundation’s drive to raise money for blood cancer in honor of Ridley High grad Nick Colleluori.
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from e-lacrosse.com
Hobart vs. Georgetown
Syracuse vs. Harvard
Syracuse vs. Navy

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from Inside Lacrosse
We had a beautiful sunny fall day in Orchard Park, NY to get a sneak peek at next summer’s Canadian National Team and the 2009-10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Canada brought about fifty players over the border to see who will best fit in Coach Dave Huntley’s free-flowing ’system.’ With a philosophy based on the players’ creativity and imagination, the goal of tryouts is to find out who plays well with whom. For Notre Dame, it was a typical fall scrimmage with the added bonus of butting heads with some of the best in the world.
Sunday, October 11, 20099:00AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
The Orange beat Navy 7-4 in the first game and lost to Harvard in their second game, although no one I spoke to knew the score, including players and coaches. The midfield lines changed a lot throughout the day, as the coaching staff is still working to figure out who works well together in replacing the top midfield line from 2009. Steve Ianzito and Josh Amidon led the first midfield line with Pete Coleman, JoJo Marasco, and Kyle Barrett mixing in. According to Hobart parents I spoke to, senior goalie Max Silberlicht played the first game against Harvard and the first half against Georgetown but since I only watched the second half of their game, I didn’t get to see him play. He apparently looked solid and commanding but doesn’t have a lot of support in front of him.
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from Syracuse Athletics
The two-time defending NCAA champion Orange lacrosse team split a pair of scrimmages on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Navy Fall Classic. Syracuse defeated the host Midshipmen, 7-4, in its opening contest and lost, 10-6, to Harvard in the nightcap.

Senior captain Chris Daniello paced the SU offense with five goals on the day. Daniello scored three times in the Navy victory and was the team’s only multi-goal scorer with two tallies versus the Crimson.
Against Navy, the Orange held a 4-2 lead at the half and took control the game by outscoring the Midshipmen, 3-0, in the third period to extend its margin to 7-2 before Navy rallied for a pair of fourth-quarter goals to produce the final score. In addition to Daniello, sophomore Tim Desko scored twice in the game and redshirt freshman Steve Ianzito and senior Max Bartig also found the cage. Redshirt freshman Pete Coleman led the squad with two assists in the win.
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from Madison County Courier
Morrisville State College athletic director, Greg Carroll, along with head men’s lacrosse coach Jason Longo, have announced the addition of LaFayette, N.Y. native, Blake Gale, to the lacrosse coaching staff in 2009. Gale started three seasons for the LaFayette Lancers where he was instrumental in leading the team to the 2003 New York State Championship title as a midfielder earning All-CNY first team honors for two straight seasons.
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from Inside Lacrosse
North Carolina and Brown, two schools who both played in the 2009 NCAA Tournament, traveled the width of the nation Saturday to meet in the first-ever San Francisco Lacrosse Fall Classic at historic Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park. The Tar Heels prevailed 13-5 over the Bears but the biggest winner on the day was BAYS, the Bay Area Youth Sports Foundation.
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from WhoAmIWriter Blog
Well I got home and started typing up a paper– due the next day– and I started noticing that the light was hurting my eyes. Next thing I know I am having a hard time focusing on anything. My left side perefral vision is completely wack. Next my head starts hurting like nothing else in the world. What to do but tell mom, “Umm… I think I have a concussion.” and expect a response like, “Well, you smell pretty bad so go take a shower and then we’ll head down to the instacare.” woah… love you to mom.
Saturday, October 10, 200910:00AM
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from Syracuse Athletics
The six-team tournament features three games played simultaneously at 12 p.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. In addition to Syracuse and Navy, Georgetown, Harvard, Hobart and Penn State will participate in the event. Games will be played at Rip Miller Field as well as the grass and turf playing surfaces at Farragut Field. The Orange will play its opening game against the host Midshipmen at Rip Miller Field then face Harvard on the turf at Farragut Field.
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from Inside Lacrosse
While last weekend had a few games going on, this weekend and next are the real teeth of the college fallball schedule for 2009, featuring big-time schools and charitable events that should do great things for both lacrosse fans and the charities which they benefit.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Fall ball highlights of Cornell from the 2009 Cornell Fall Classic.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
The Greater Rochester chapter of U.S. Lacrosse will have its Hall of Fame Dinner at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Burgundy Basin Inn in Pittsford.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
On Saturday, January 9th, the Rochester Knighthawks will make history as they broadcast their home and season opener against the Buffalo Bandits on 94.1 The Zone (WZNE). It will mark the first time the team will broadcast a game on a commercial FM radio station. The Knighthawks and the Stephens Media Group announced today a two-year deal with the National Lacrosse League club, adding the ‘Hawks to their powerful radio lineup.
Friday, October 9, 200910:00AM
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
Ummm. Mitch who? Former Orange All-American? Did I miss something? If you are asking those questions now, then you've been missing out on the exploits of Mitch Rapp, arguably the best known SU lacrosse player of all time (well, aside from Jim Brown). Mitch Rapp is the centerpiece of the very successful career of author Vince Flynn. In the universe created by Flynn, Rapp was an All-American lacrosse player at Syracuse University in the mid '80s, choosing the Orange over North Carolina because his high school sweetheart was going to study broadcasting at SU. Her death, as one of the students lost in the December 21, 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 changed Mitch's life forever.
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from The Palladium Times
The Oswego State men’s lacrosse team will play host to three of the most successful programs in the country this weekend, as Onondaga Community College, Herkimer Community College, and Ithaca College come to town on Sunday for a four-way scrimmage at the South Athletic Fields. Games will be run simultaneously on two fields, with starting times set at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1 p.m. Oswego State is scheduled to play Herkimer first, OCC second, and then Ithaca to finish the day.
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from Cortland Athletics
The SUNY Cortland Athletics Department has launched its new Red Dragons Kids' Club page on the Athletics Web site. The Kids' Club page features information on how to register for the Kids' Club, along with schedules of upcoming events and other fun items.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The team’s “fresh look” will feature Mario Ventiquattro (Carthage), the only returning attackman, who will miss the entire fall season due to a hamstring injury. Ventiquattro had 32 points a year ago, 3rd best on the team.
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from LaxLessons.com
What does this mean? A pretty impressive eight-team “Super Division” that will include such teams as St. Anthony’s, Chaminade, Iona Prep and Fordham Prep, with all those teams eventually playing one another home-and-home during the regular season.
Thursday, October 8, 20097:45AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
On the surface, not much has changed since 2008 Fall Ball for the Syracuse men’s lacrosse team. The national championship trophy still belongs to Syracuse. John Galloway wants more from his own performance. The attack unit boasts fast players. Pat Perritt stood on the field chatting with the assistant coaches.
But then Cody Jamieson ran onto the practice field wearing the coveted No. 22 jersey. Jeremy Thompson trotted not far behind. The sight shed light to the reality that it’s a year later — and things are very different.
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from Donna Ditota/Syracuse.com
Cody Jamieson describes the change as “no big deal.” Yes, he’s wearing the storied No. 22 this season. He understands the history behind the number and called it “a privilege to put it on my back.”
“Last season was an awesome time so I just wanted to stick with lacrosse and just play lacrosse,” Drew said. “Last year I got hurt during basketball so it wasn’t really that great. So this year, I’m just trying to stick with lacrosse and trying to get better.”
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from the Elmira Star-Gazette
Some students and staff from Ernie Davis Middle School will be recognized at halftime of Syracuse University's football game Saturday at the Carrier Dome during a ceremony dedicating the football and lacrosse field in honor of Davis.
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from Marist Athletics
Marist men's lacrosse head coach Scott Nelson released his team's 2010 schedule on Tuesday and also announced the selection of four captains for the 2010 season. Senior midfielders Matt Francis (Lansdale, Pa.) and Matt Teichmann (Huntington, N.Y.), senior goalie Sam Altiero (Randolph, N.J.), and junior defensemen Nick Armstrong (Kings Park, N.Y.) will be Marist's captains for the upcoming lacrosse season.
Wednesday, October 7, 20091:45PM
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from Cornell Athletics
The annual showdown with Syracuse returns to Ithaca this season as Cornell and the Orange face off on Tuesday, April 13. The game, which will be televised locally on Time Warner Sports, should prove to be another epic battle as Cornell will look to erase the memories of a heartbreaking 10-9 overtime loss to the Orange in the 2009 national championship game.
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from YouTube
New device to carry and store your equipment.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Senior Chris Daniello and junior Joel White have been named captains for the 2010 season head coach John Desko announced on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Both players will serve in the role for the first time and they were each elected in a vote by their teammates. The Orange will wrap up its fall practice season with a pair of scrimmages at Navy on Saturday, Oct. 10. Syracuse will face the host Midshipmen at 12 p.m. on Rip Miller Field then face Harvard on the turf at Farragut Field beginning at 2:30 p.m.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Because the attack runs deep with veterans, a lot of these first-year players are getting run at midfield. Zac Guy (Tully), IL’s No. 24 incoming recruit, has proven to the coaching staff that he fits in well at both positions this fall. Coach Urick says that he is going to find a way to get on the field this spring — if he doesn’t crack top four on the attack, he’ll run with the midfield unit.
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from US Lacrosse
Online registration for the 2010 US Lacrosse National Convention is now available. Take advantage of the early-bird discount by registering before November 15 and make plans to join us for this unique event, January 15-17, in Baltimore.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The college search for athletes has grown more complicated and increasingly competitive, especially during the past 10 years. There are countless components that require attention in developing and executing a successful plan of action, along with several key “players” who make-up the team that run the offense. Parents can play a significant role in the recruiting process and in my opinion; they should make an active commitment to enthusiastically assist their children from start to finish in what will be a very important life decision.
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from Indian Country Today
Bandits head coach Darris Kilgour had tentatively pencilled in Nov. 13 or 14 as the opening date, but these plans had to be altered because Kilgour will be inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
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from YouTube/JL Productions
Great review video of the 2008 season. (3:23)
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from LacrosseAllStars.com
usa lax2After a full day of travel, JR Oreskovich got to PA, met up with a long-time friend and got his mind right for the upcoming indoor lacrosse combine. Below you can find the first day recap which includes a breakdown of top speed and strength testers (where JR did very well it seems!). After that, there was more running, some playing (which included a lot more running) and then more running.
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from the San Francisco Chronicle
Participation in youth and high school lacrosse in the Bay Area has skyrocketed during the past decade, and that expansion is reflected in the level and quantity of talent produced and, in turn, in increased interest from prominent collegiate programs.
Tuesday, October 6, 20093:30PM
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from Facebook
MP is looking for requests on Facebook as to which song to perform on the 10AM show on 9WSYR.
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from Hobart Athletics
The group includes David Biegler, attackman (LaFayette, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy), Seth Goldacker, midfielder (Cazenovia, N.Y./Cazenovia), Sean Regan, defenseman (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua Academy), and Jake Silberlicht, midfielder (New Hartford, N.Y./New Hartford).
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from U of Denver Athletics
Head coach Bill Tierney and the University of Denver men's lacrosse team released their 2010 schedule today. They will be traveling to Syracuse and Stony Brook, and hosting Albany, Canisius, and Hobart.
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from the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
The law prohibits athletes under 18 suspected of sustaining a concussion from returning to play without a licensed health-care provider's approval. Brain-injury advocates call this law the nation's toughest.
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from Cornell Athletics
This past weekend, the Cornell men’s lacrosse team hosted a fall ball tournament, as it welcomed Penn State and Bucknell to Schoellkopf Field. Following the round-robin tournament, head coach Jeff Tambroni discussed the team’s play over the course of the day, as well as its potential for the upcoming season. (Video - 9:33)
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from The Cornell Daily Sun
For the first time since its heartbreaking 10-9 overtime loss to Syracuse in the NCAA national championship, the men’s lacrosse team returned to the field, hosting Penn State and Bucknell in the 2009 Fall Ball Tournament this past Saturday. It marked the first time during head coach Jeff Tambroni’s 12-year tenure with the team that Cornell hosted the round-robin tournament.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Quint brings you 5 tips that every young lacrosse player should follow in order to improve his game. (Video - 3:41)
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from the Buffalo News
Brian Sullivan of Bishop Timon-St. Jude has verbally committed to the University of North Carolina.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Nike’s Max Seibald and Kristen Kjellman came by the Inside Lacrosse offices last week — and when you have two people with a combined three Tewaaraton trophies and a bevy of pro and international experience, you can’t pass up the opportunity to get their take on all things lacrosse. In an hour-long conversation with us, they touched on the state of the college game, their current careers, fitness and what’s going on at Nike.
Monday, October 5, 200910:00AM
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from Joe Lombardi/Inside Lacrosse
The Black Knights lost leading scorer Jason Peyer from last year’s 6-10 team that lost five games by one goal. But Army returns junior attackman Jeremy Boltus (Baldwinsville, N.Y.), who appears on track to topping the production he enjoyed last season if Sunday’s performance is any indication.
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from NLL.com
When the Buffalo Bandits won the National Lacrosse League championship in 2008, there seemed to be no need to change the roster in 2009. Why break up a winning combination? No such feeling exists as the Bandits prepare for the 2010 campaign., which starts Jan. 9.
"The biggest problem we had last year was competition," Bandits coach Darris Kilgour said. "A lot of guys felt secure in their spots after winning a championship. But after losing, 9-3, in the Eastern championship game [to the New York Titans last May], everything went out the window.
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from the Buffalo News
When the Buffalo Bandits won the National Lacrosse League championship in 2008, there seemed to be no need to change the roster in 2009. Why break up a winning combination? No such feeling exists as the Bandits prepare for the 2010 campaign., which starts Jan. 9.
"The biggest problem we had last year was competition," Bandits coach Darris Kilgour said. "A lot of guys felt secure in their spots after winning a championship. But after losing, 9-3, in the Eastern championship game [to the New York Titans last May], everything went out the window.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Must-see photos of Charlie Lockwood's son Charlie, from a 5-7 year-old co-ed soft stick league, and 2 year-olds with the 2009 Dragons in full uniform.
Sunday, October 4, 20099:00AM
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from Dan Freshman/Inside Lacrosse
Over six hours of reversible-toting lacrosse and apocalyptic weather, Cornell Paul Rabil’d the Nitany Lions 16-7, Bucknell then won in-state bragging rights over the Lions 11-7 and Cornell edged the Bisons 10-8 to conclude the matinee. Note: all scores are unofficial; neither the referees nor any representatives from the three teams kept score today, and the Schoellkopf Field scoreboard was left blank throughout the afternoon. Loyal lacrosse moms in attendance, please have mercy on me.
How do you replace the greatest lacrosse player in the country? With an entire class of players. “I think [the sophomore class] is the key,” Cornell coach Jeff Tambroni said. “The seniors need to lead us, but that’s the group that’s got to step in and take the next obvious step from last year.”
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from LaxPower
It was an exciting day at the UF Lacrosse Facility in Gainesville, Fla., as the Dolphins split their two scrimmages against Rollins and Florida. The Dolphins defeated Rollins, 14-12 in a close matchup and fell to the Gators, 22-4.
"We were very nervous starting out play today," said head coach Mindy McCord. "We worked as hard as we possibly could against Florida and, against Rollins, the team really showed me what they are capable of. It was a very positive weekend for us."
Saturday, October 3, 20099:30AM
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from ESPN
Since he arrived in the Mile High City a few months ago, Denver men's lacrosse coach Bill Tierney knew he had to do something to send a message to his player. He wanted them to know that he believed in them. He did just that -- and fast.
Denver will travel to the Carrier Dome in the spring to take on last year's men's lacrosse NCAA champion, the Syracuse Orange, for their first game of the 2010 season.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Sullivan, the 6-3, 200 lbs. defender played for the Upstate New York Under Armour Underclass team, and was a star for Timon-St. Jude, which finished 14-4 last season. He chose UNC over Virginia, Harvard, Syracuse and Notre Dame. This is North Carolina’s fifth Class of 2011 commitment, fourth IL YG Top 50 Junior verbal, and first defenseman of the class.
Walters: "Cuse’ was the perfect fit for me. The coaching staff is spectacular and the style of play fits me. And the team seems to be very close, it like a brotherhood."
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from The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bandits have re-signed forward Delby Powless and defenseman Kyle Schmelzle and have signed Buffalo native and Canisius College product Matt Friedman to one-year contracts, and irector of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
During the evenings and weekends, the dome will be used mostly for soccer/lacrosse field rentals and by DMS club teams and the Ravens, the Rochester's top-level women's soccer team that Miller obtained the rights to last spring. Field rental costs range from $50 to $375.
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from Navy Athletics
The Naval Academy will be the host site of a six-team tournament slated for October 10 with three games being played simultaneously at 12:00 pm and again at 2:30 pm. Games will be played at Rip Miller Field, as well as the grass and turf playing surfaces at Farragut Field. Joining Navy in the tournament will be Georgetown, Harvard, Hobart, Penn State and Syracuse.
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from VMI Athletics
Tim Moran scored five goals and Jacob Weimer notched the game-winner with seven-and-a-half minutes to play as the VMI Keydets won the 2009 Lee-Jackson Lacrosse Classic, 15-13 over the Washington & Lee Generals Friday night at Wilson Field in Lexington. The victory was only VMI’s third-ever in the 21-year history of the event, as the Keydets also won in 1988 and 2005.
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from NLL Insider
US Indoor Lacrosse will be holding their annual combine and competition next week at Tri State Sports in Aston, Pennsylvania, with untapped American talent looking to impress enough to crack a National Lacrosse League roster spot in 2010.
Friday, October 2, 20092:30PM
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from Hobart Athletics
The Hobart lacrosse team will compete against four teams in scrimmages this fall, Head Coach T.W. Johnson recently announced. The Statesmen will take on an Alumni team, Harvard, Georgetown, and the Iroquois National Team during October.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team and Major League Lacrosse’s Denver Outlaws will face-off for the first time in the inaugural Colorado Lacrosse Showcase on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m.at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on the DU campus. The game will be preceded by the Colorado Lacrosse Showcase Youth Clinic at 10 a.m., featuring the Denver Outlaws and an appearance by DU coaching legend Bill Tierney.
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from Siena Athletics
Siena Head Men's Lacrosse Coach Brian Brecht announced 2010 team captains this afternoon. Seniors Mike Whalen, Kyle Vercruysse, Matt Leithead and Faus Bernabo will lead the Saints on the field this season.
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from Notre Dame Athletics
The Notre Dame men's lacrosse team has announced its 2009 fall schedule. The Fighting Irish will face the Canadian National Team twice on Oct. 11 in Orchard Park, N.Y. Notre Dame concludes the slate with a home game at Arlotta Stadium against the Iroquois National Team on Oct. 16
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from Lacrosse Magazine
With all the hubbub about Harvard and swirling offseason changes in the Ivy League, the Cornell men’s lacrosse team -- just five seconds shy of an NCAA Division I championship in 2009 – might just be the forgotten force in 2010. It’s hard to blame the haters. The Big Red graduated one of the most potent midfield lines in lacrosse history. Tewaaraton Trophy winner Max Seibald, All-American John Glynn and Rocco Romero left a huge void.
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from PhillyLacrosse.com
Haverford School junior midfielder Matt Walters has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at two-time defending NCAA Division I champion Syracuse University. Walters was a member of a Fords team that shared the Inter-Ac League championship with Malvern Prep and then defeated Malvern for the league playoff title. Walters also played in the Eastern Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association Showcase in June and played for the Philly boys’ team that claimed third in the Under Armour Underclassmen Games this summer.
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from MetroWNY.com
Within minutes of the opening day that college coaches were allowed by the NCAA to speak with prospective players on Sept. 1, Eric Chadderdon’s e-mail inbox was filled. He had yet to even start his junior year at Hamburg High School, but still Division I collegiate lacrosse coaches were beating down his door.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Syracuse’s Tony Mendes - a former Under Armour All American and Maryland transfer who sat out 2009 - will miss the remainder of fallball after suffering a left knee injury in practice, coach John Desko confirmed today via an athletic department spokesperson. Desko says that the injury requires rehabilitation, but Mendes should be good to play once practice resumes after the holiday season.
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from The Ithaca Journal
When Pierce Derkac reflects on Cornell's 2009 lacrosse season, the ending is inescapable. Crushing images of Syracuse's come-from-behind 10-9 overtime victory for the NCAA championship last Memorial Day have burned themselves permanently into minds of the Big Red's players, coaches, fans and even casual fans who found themselves pulling for the underdog.
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from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, the national governing body of the sport, is playing a leading role in offering essential sport training and credentialing for the national lacrosse coaching community through its ground-breaking coaching education program (CEP). Following the successful launch of Level 1 CEP certification for men’s and women’s lacrosse coaches in 2007, the organization announces the availability of Level 2 CEP certification, the only credential of its kind available to coaches in the sport.
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from LacrosseAllStars.com
Alright, let’s get right into this. Everyone knows who Max Seibald is, right? 2009 Tewaaraton award winner. Led Cornell to the 2009 NCAA finals as the team’s single captain, the second time the Big Red had had just one captain since 1966. Selected 2nd overall by the Denver Outlaws in the 2009 MLL Draft. Yeah, he’s pretty much the end-all be-all of college lacrosse as we know it. We caught up with Max to ask him a few questions. Below is our convo word for word:
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from LaxPower
Fall ball is gearing up; the early period for signing the National Letter of Intent is coming in November, although many commitments have already been announced; and fans are beginning to size up their teams' prospects for the 2010 and, in some cases, beyond. You can check out the discussions on the LaxPower Forums at the links below. The list includes the threads we spotted in a quick pass. If we missed any, or if a new thread appears for a team not on the list, please let us know. And, of course, feel free to start a new thread yourself if there isn't one now.
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from the Baltimore Sun
The New England Patriots are spending this week preparing for a visit from the Ravens Sunday, but that didn't stop Patriots coach Bill Belichick from talking a little lacrosse during a conference call with media members who cover the Ravens on Wednesday. Belichick, who grew up in Annapolis and graduated from Annapolis High School, spent at least five minutes of his 15-minute conference call discussing lacrosse.
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from NLL Insider
It’s one of the oldest debates among fans of the National Lacrosse League, but it’s always fun to revisit the topic and hear everyone’s take on it. The question: Should the NLL decide its champion with a one-game, winner-take-all matchup as it currently does? Or should the league adopt an odd-game series, whether it be three, five or seven games?
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